Susan Sarandon, Shailene Woodley and More Defend Bernie Sanders Supporters at DNC
Divisiveness continues to permeate the Democratic National Convention.
Bernie Sanders supporters have been a disruptive force at this week’s DNC, even after the Vermont senator threw his full support behind Hillary Clinton. Now Hollywood heavyweights including Susan Sarandon, Shailene Woodley and Rosario Dawson are voicing their contempt for the way his loud and proud supporters have been treated at the Philadelphia convention.
“Bernie has ignited this spark and we’re not letting that go, and for anyone that thought this was a cult of personality, you’re wrong,” she told TYT Politics on Sunday. “When we said it was a movement and not a moment, we meant it.”
On Wednesday, Sarandon and some her fellow actors gathered outside the Well Fargo Arena to express their misgivings about the way Sanders supporters have been marginalized this week. The most recent example happened when Ohio Senator Nina Turner, a Sanders supporter, was denied the chance to be one of his nominators at the last minute reportedly because she refused to endorse Clinton.
“There’s been a lot of difficulty in executing the will of Bernie Sanders’ people and surrogates, and this was just a topping for the whole thing because she was ready to go. And she was very, very disappointed,” she told the Chicago Tribune. “This has not gone by lightly, and … we are upset.”
Tonight is the last night of the DNC, during which, Clinton will accept her party’s nomination.